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10/15/2018

AUCD 2018 Conference Registration Deadline Oct. 26

Online registration for the 2018 AUCD Conference, "We ALL Belong Here! Achieving Inclusive Communities" closes on October 26. Reserve your space today and join hundreds of others from across the country to recharge your commitment to achieving inclusive communities!

 
 

10/15/2018

Sheryl Lazarus (MN UCEDD) Testifies Before U.S. Helsinki Commission

Sheryl Lazarus of the Institute on Community Integration (MN UCEDD) testified in Washington, DC before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, at a briefing titled, "A Truly Inclusive Society: Encouraging the Ability in Disability." Lazarus, director of the TIES Center, was part of a panel of speakers exploring best practices developed federally and locally in the U.S. to empower and integrate individuals with intellectual disabilities, and the legal changes that will enable individuals with intellectual disabilities to reach their full potential.

 
 
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10/12/2018

DePoy's Passion Fuels Research About Aging Maine Farmers (ME UCEDD)

As a professor of interdisciplinary disability studies and social work at the University of Maine, Elizabeth DePoy's passion for farming and interest in the farming community led to her current research project, "Aging Maine Farmers: Investigation of Their Aspirations, Needs and Ingenuity."

 
 

10/12/2018

Maximizing Leadership Potential in Racial and Ethnic Minority LEND Trainees

The LEND programs of the PacWest region have worked together and consistently sought ways to strengthen interdisciplinary leadership training and achieve a diverse MCH workforce over the past four years. We began the process by identifying barriers and gaps in supporting and mentoring racially and ethnically diverse LEND trainees.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Enhancing Your Leadership Opportunities with the Council on Leadership & Advocacy (COLA)

Enhancing Your Leadership Opportunities with the Council on Leadership & Advocacy (COLA)  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

COLA would like to invite you to learn about the changes in the Council and how you can collaborate with others to enhance your leadership and work at your center. If you are a trainee, staff, faculty, or director join the webinar to learn about COLA's work and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the AUCD network.

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ABLE: The Big Picture

ABLE: The Big Picture  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

This webinar will use the ABLE Act as an ongoing case study in disability policy, from legislation development and passage to implementation, evaluation, and revision. It will also help trainees and practicing professionals feel more confident in their abilities to advocate for ABLE accounts and other structural solutions that support positive outcomes for their patients/clients across the lifespan.

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DS-Connect: Connecting families and those with Down syndrome to research that INCLUDEs them

DS-Connect: Connecting families and those with Down syndrome to research that INCLUDEs them  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Staff from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will discuss DS-Connect: The Down Syndrome Registry (https://DSConnect.nih.gov) and what it can offer families. They will describe how families can fill out surveys, participate in research, and view the aggregate de-identified data. NIH staff will also show how a researcher or clinician interested in any aspect of Down syndrome can use the registry for learning about Down syndrome and recruiting participants for studies. Webinar participants will also learn about progress in studies being supported by DS-Connect.

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Public Policy

 

Tuesdays with Liz: Your Opinions Matter - Share Them!

Your opinions matter - share them! Liz's testimony on Capitol Hill during the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation hearings made it clear that people with disabilities have a platform. Liz reflects on her testimony, your support, and what you can do to make sure your voice is heard.

 
 

Don't just be a voter - be an EDUCATED voter!

Don't just be a voter - be an EDUCATED voter! This week on Tuesdays with Liz, one of the things Liz talks about is how to get information about the candidates who are running for office in your state's Board of Elections website. Visit https://www.usa.gov/election-office and select your state or territory from the drop down menu, then click 'Go' and you will be taken to your state or local election office website where you can learn more about the candidates' positions on issues that matter to you.

 
 

Tuesdays with Liz: Marcie Lipsitt Talks Disability Rights in Schools

Join us this week at Liz talks with Marcie Lipsitt about her background in advocating for the civil rights of students with disabilities.

 
 
 

Events

19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Friday, October 26, 2018
Location: Online Broadcast

AUCD is proud to support the online broadcast of the Baylor College of Medicine's: 19th Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care. All MCH Training Programs, UCEDDs, and their collaborators (Title V, clinical partner sites, etc.) are invited and encouraged to participate remotely. Host a live stream of this conference for trainees, faculty, staff, families, and others at your center or program. Eligible broadcast sites include MCH training programs, UCEDDs, and Title V programs.

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